Have questions about "Advanced Placement" placement?
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is designed primarily for high school seniors. These exams cover a number of academic areas, and they are designed, scheduled, and graded by the College Entrance Examinations Board. Official results are sent in July to the schools specified. Scores are given on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.
Academic departments decide which course or courses students can receive AP credit for. The information is entered on the student’s academic record if the student has been accepted and enrolled as a degree candidate.
Details about the AP program are available through high school counselors or by contacting:
Advanced Placement Program
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Scores, Credits, and Courses
Scores lower than those listed below will not be accepted for credit at Loyola.
|Arts||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Art History||5||6 hrs/FNAR 200 and FNAR 201|
|AP Art History||3, 4||3 hrs/FNAR 200|
|AP Music Theory||5||6 hrs/MUSC 144 and MUSC 244|
|AP Music Theory||3, 4||3 hrs/MUSC 144|
|AP Studio Art: 2-D Design||N/A||N/A|
|AP Studio Art: 3-D Design||N/A||N/A|
|AP Studio Art: Drawing||N/A||N/A|
|English||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP English Language and Composition||4, 5||3 hrs/UCWR 110|
|AP English Literature and Composition||4, 5||3 hrs/UCLR 100 (effective Fall 2014)|
|History and Social Science||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Comparative Government and Politics||4, 5||3 hrs/300-level elective in comparative politics subfield of major|
|AP European History||4, 5 *||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 102|
|AP Human Geography||N/A||N/A|
|AP Macroeconomics||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 202|
|AP Microeconomics||4, 5||3 hrs/ECON 201|
|AP Psychology||4, 5||3 hrs/PSYC 101|
|AP United States Government and Politics||4, 5||3 hrs/PLSC 101|
|AP U.S. History||4, 5*||6 hrs/HIST 211 and HIST 212|
|AP World History||4, 5 *||6 hrs/HIST 101 and HIST 104|
|Math and Computer Science||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Calculus AB||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|AP Calculus BC||4, 5||8 hrs/MATH 161 and MATH 162|
|AP Calculus BC: AB Subscore||4, 5||4 hrs/MATH 161|
|AP Computer Science A||4, 5||3 hrs/COMP 170|
|AP Computer Science Principles||4, 5||3 hrs/COMP 150|
|AP Statistics||4, 5||3 hrs/STAT 103|
|Sciences||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Biology||4, 5||8 hrs/BIOL 101/111 and BIOL 102/112|
|AP Chemistry||4, 5||8 hrs/CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, or CHEM 101/111 and CHEM 102/112|
|AP Environmental Science||4, 5||3 hrs/UCSF 137/ENVS 137|
|AP Physics 1||4, 5||3 hrs/ PSYS 111. No lab credit.|
|AP Physics 2||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 112. No lab credit|
|AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 112. No lab credit.|
|AP Physics: Mechanics||4, 5||3 hrs/PHYS 111. No lab credit.|
|World Languages and Cultures||Score Requirement||Course Equivalent|
|AP Chinese Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/CHIN 250 and CHIN 251|
|AP French Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/FREN 250 and CHIN 251|
|AP German Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/GERM 250 and GERM 251|
|AP Italian Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/ITAL 250 and ITAL 251|
|AP Japanese Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/JAPN 250 and JAPN 251|
|AP Latin||3, 4, 5||3 hrs/LATN 284|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture||4, 5*||6 hrs/SPAN 250 and SPAN 251|
|AP Spanish Literature and Culture||4, 5||6 hrs/SPAN 270 and SPAN 271|
N/A = No course credit awarded for this exam subject.
*For students coming to Loyola in Summer 2017 or later, a score of 3 is not acceptable for course credit in this exam subject.
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